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Salvadori honors professionals.

The Salvadori Center, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to motivating New York City youngsters to learn about math, science, the humanities and arts, recently recognized five notable New York City leaders with awards for their contributions in architecture, design, business, education and philanthropy. Record-breaking attendance and funds were raised as awards were given to commercial real estate industry leader Thomas Craig of Hines, renowned architects Bernardo Fort-Brescia and Laurinda Spear of Arquitectonica, leading interior-designer Greg Jordan, and educator Dr. George Campbell Jr., president and CEO of NACME, and the new president of Cooper Union. The celebration marked the Center's most successful event to date, with more than 350 in attendance.

"We are delight to recognize the outstanding accomplishments that Tommy Craig, Bernardo Fort-Brescia and Laurinda Spear, Greg Jordan and George Campbell have made in their professional lives, philanthropic endeavors and their contributions to the environment and quality of life in New York," said Charles H. Thornton, president of the board of the Salvadori Center, and chairman of Thornton-Tomasetti Engineers. "We're also thrilled that so many people have turned out to join us as we honor these professionals, and help us continue to reach out and help kids in middle school classrooms throughout the City."

Salvadori Center, founded by the late eminent engineer and university professor Dr. Mario Salvadori, imparts the excitement and understanding of mathematics, science and the humanities to youngsters while stimulating their curiosity about their neighborhoods and city. Since 1987, more than 130,000 New York City youngsters have been reached, becoming more successful students and more engaged citizens.

Thomas Craig, senior vice president of Hines, has been responsible for the Metropolitan New York area office since 1996. He has spearheaded numerous major development projects throughout the Northeast, most notably: a two million square foot, mixed use project for Goldman Sachs in New Jersey and a one million square foot building for Morgan Stanley Dean Witter.

Bernardo Fort-Brescia and Laurinda Spear are founding partners of Arquitectonica (ARQ), formed in 1977. Throughout their career, Mr. FortBrescia and Ms. Spear have been honored for excellence in architecture on several occasions by being elected to the Interior Design Hall of Fame in 1999.

Greg Jordan founded one of New York's most distinguished design and architecture firms: Greg Jordan Design. Jordan specializes in the full-service creation of residences that finely amplify the concept of home. Jordan, recently featured as a member of Architectural Digest's exclusive AD 100 Design Legends, has a modern approach with harmoniously incorporated elements from varied times and cultures, while still maintaining a foundation based on traditional principles.

Dr. George Campbell Jr., this year's education honoree, has been the president and CEO of NACME since 1989, a non-profit corporation that conducts research and public policy analysis, publishes original educational materials and operates comprehensive scholarship and academic enrichment programs in engineering, targeting economically disadvantaged students. Under his wing, NACME was awarded with U.S. Presidential Award for Excellence in 1996.
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Title Annotation:Salvadori Center awards prominent New Yorkers
Publication:Real Estate Weekly
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Date:Aug 9, 2000
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